Loraylee has heard rumors that the city plans to bulldoze her neighborhood, claiming it’s dilapidated and dangerous. And loraylee, searching for a way to keep her family together, will form new alliances—and find an unexpected path that may yet lead her home. Self-contained and vibrant, churches, schools, it has its own restaurants, theaters, and night clubs.
Tomorrow's Bread #ad - The government promises to provide new housing and relocate businesses. From the author of the acclaimed the dry grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification—a moving story of loss, love, and resilience. In 1961 charlotte, north carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city.
Generations have lived, and died here, loved, supporting and strengthening each other. But locals like pastor ebenezer polk, who’s facing the demolition of his church, know the value of Brooklyn does not lie in bricks and mortar.
The Dry Grass of AugustKensington Books #ad - For as long as jubie can remember, compensating for her father’s rages and her mother’s benign neglect, Mary has been there—cooking, cleaning, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Bright and curious, jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south.
Now, decide where her own convictions lie, Jubie must confront her parents’ failings and limitations, in the wake of tragedy, and make the tumultuous leap to independence . Infused with the intensity of a changing time, and the love and courage that can transform us—from child to adult, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, from wounded to indomitable.
Mayhew keeps the story taut, thoughtful and complex, elevating it from the throng of coming-of-age books. Publishers weekly “beautifully written, with complex characters, an urgent plot, and an ending so shocking and real it had me in tears. Eleanor brown, new york times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters “A must-read for fans of The Help.
The Dry Grass of August #ad - Woman’s World. On a scorching day in august 1954, north Carolina, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, with her family for a Florida vacation. In this beautifully written debut, anna jean mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood—and for the woman who means the world to her.
The Angry Wife: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Lucinda delaney is a southern belle ruled by a vision of life that no longer exists. Despite her returned husband’s devotion, Lucinda is sure he is having an affair with one of their slaves. Over the years, her racist feelings and fears only intensify, and when it’s time for her own daughter to marry, her chief concern is the color of the children.
The angry wife is a memorable and impassioned dissection of prejudice, as well as a riveting portrait of post–Civil War America. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. The civil war has come and gone and her side has lost, yet she is determined to proceed as if nothing has changed—a denial that stokes the flames of her irrational angers.
The Angry Wife: A Novel #ad - A novel of a southern woman trapped in the past and two brothers divided by the Civil War, from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Earth. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. After all, tom, his union-sympathizing brother, did just that, scandalously running away with the woman and settling into contented family life in Philadelphia.
Forgiveness RoadA John Scognamiglio Book #ad - To cissy’s distraught mother, Caroline, it’s an unforgivable crime. For years, cissy has endured a devil’s bargain with her father, hoping that he would leave her younger sisters alone if she kept his abuse to herself. In this powerful and ultimately uplifting new novel set in 1970s Mississippi, the acclaimed author of The Last Suppers tells of three generations of women whose lives are thrown into upheaval when a dark secret is brutally exposed.
And over the course of an unlikely road trip, deep-rooted resilience, finding courage, Janelle and Cissy will confront the truths they’ve hidden from the world and themselves, and a bond tender and tough enough to transform them both. On a hot, humid july morning, sixteen-year-old Cissy Pickering calmly and deliberately shoots her father in the back.
Forgiveness Road #ad - To their mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. When cissy is remanded to the greater Mississippi State Hospital, a caring psychiatrist tries to help, yet new revelations drive Cissy to retreat even further from reality. But in cissy’s troubled mind, killing her father was the only way she knew to save the two people she loves most in the world.
Janelle clayton, the family’s matriarch, has kept her distance from her daughter, Caroline—a fact she now regrets—yet she hopes to do right by her granddaughter. Cissy has always been an unusual girl, given to compulsive counting and list-making, but Janelle believes her implicitly. It will fall to janelle, despite her own failing health, to become Cissy’s advocate and rescuer.
The Forgiving KindKensington Books #ad - She, and her parents work hard on their land—hoeing, planting, picking—but only Sonny loves the rich, her two brothers, dark earth the way her father does. When a tragic accident claims his life, her stricken family struggles to fend off ruin—until their rich, reclusive neighbor offers to help finance that year’s cotton crop.
In this masterful new novel, set in 1950s north carolina, the acclaimed author of The Road to Bittersweet and The Education of Dixie Dupree brings to life an unforgettable young heroine and a moving story of family love tested to its limits. For twelve-year-old martha “sonny” Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family’s cotton farm.
Sonny is dismayed when her mama accepts Frank Fowler’s offer; even more so when Sonny’s best friend, Daniel, points out that the man has ulterior motives. Even her bond with Daniel begins to collapse under the weight of Mr. Fowler’s disturbing influence in her world. Fowler’s bigoted taunts. Sonny has a talent for divining water—an ability she shared with her father and earns her the hated nickname “water witch” in school.
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William ferris, author of give my poor heart ease: voices of the mississippi blues An atmospheric debut novel about growing up in the changing South in 1960s Mississippi in the tradition of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.
Never Say Goodbye: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - For readers of jodi picoult, heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a deeply moving novel of finding friendship and love in the most unexpected of places. Josie clark, a loving wife and mother, struggles to make ends meet by cleaning homes and working at a diner while her husband drives a taxi. Josie’s joy is her two children, just entering adulthood.
Faced with uncertainty and heartbreak, Josie and Bel find each other and a surprising friendship that will change their lives. Praise for susan Lewis “A master storyteller. Diana chamberlain Look for special features inside. Since the death of her twin sister more than a year ago, Bel has been unable to rebuild her shattered world, and the troubled past she thought was behind her haunts her ever more.
Never Say Goodbye: A Novel #ad - But she has struggles of her own. Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. But with her son recently imprisoned for a crime she is certain he didn’t commit, and her daughter marrying too young, Josie now worries about the future—and wonders if she’ll ever be able to ensure their safety and happiness.
Across town, in a gorgeous house by the sea, successful property developer Bel Monkton lives in comparative luxury.
Carry Me Home: A NovelDelacorte Press #ad - He sees his mother’s sadness and his father’s growing solitude. The love of family. Their family and town irrevocably altered, Earwig and Jimmy fight to find their own places in a world changed forever. For jimmy will enlist in the military. And earwig will watch his parents’ marriage buckle under the strain of a family secret.
Fiercely protected by his older brother, Earwig sees his town and the world around him through the prism of his own unique understanding. 1940 And when jimmy returns–a fractured shadow of his former self–it is Earwig’s turn to care for him. Sixteen-year-old earl “Earwig” Gunderman is not like other boys his age.
Carry Me Home: A Novel #ad - He sees his brother, Jimmy, falling in love with the most beautiful girl in town. Rural Wisconsin. The triumph of coming home. The heartbreak of war. And while earwig is unable to make change for customers at his family’s store, he is singularly well suited to understand what other people in his town cannot: that life as they know it is about to change; the coming war will touch them all.
His struggles to right the wrongs visited upon his revered older brother by war, women, and life are at once heartwarming and riotously funny.
The Abolitionist's DaughterA John Scognamiglio Book #ad - But their union is disrupted by a fatal clash and a lie that will tear two families apart. In the tradition of cold mountain, the abolitionist’s Daughter eschews stereotypes of the Civil War South, loyalty, instead weaving an intricate and unforgettable story of survival, hope, and redemption. As civil war erupts, adeline, ginny, and Emily’s stoic mother-in-law, Emily, each face devastating losses.
One, a woman named ginny, has become Emily’s companion and often her conscience—and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face. Struggling to survive in this raw, shifting new world, Emily will discover untapped inner strength, and the courage to confront deep, an unlikely love, painful truths.
The Abolitionist's Daughter #ad - Yet even ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan’s family arrives at the Matthews farm. A young doctor, tends to injured Nathan and begins to court Emily, Charles Slate, finally persuading her to become his wife. Judge matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free.
Mcphail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history—Southern Abolitionists—and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a mississippi morning in 1859, nathan, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, about to be auctioned away from his family.
In her sweeping debut, Diane C. Emily—sheltered all her life—is especially unprepared for the hardships to come.
Evening Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - During a summer weekend on the coast of Maine, at the wedding of her best friend, Ann Grant fell in love. She was twenty-five. Forty years later--after three marriages and five children--ann Lord finds herself in the dim claustrophobia of illness, careening between lucidity and delirium and only vaguely conscious of the friends and family parading by her bedside, when the memory of that weekend returns to her with the clarity and intensity of a fever-dream.
Here, in the surge of hope and possibility that coursed through her at twenty-five--in a singular time of complete surrender--Ann discovers the highest point of her life. Superbly written and miraculously uplifting, Evening is a stirring exploration of time and memory, of love's transcendence and of its failure to transcend--a rich testament to the depths of grief and passion, and a stunning achievement.
With two novels and one short story collection published to overwhelming critical acclaim "Monkeys takes your breath away, " raved the New York Times Book Review, praised for her ability to strike at powerful emotional truths in language that is sensual and commanding, exhilarating, Susan Minot has emerged as one of the most gifted writers in America, " said Anne Tyler; "heartbreaking, mesmerizing in its vitality and intelligence.
Evening Vintage Contemporaries #ad - Evening unfolds in the rushlight of that memory, with motorboats buzzing and bands playing in the night, as Ann relives those three vivid days on the New England coast, and the devastating tragedy that followed a spectacular wedding. Now, with evening, she gives us her most ambitious novel, a work of surpassing beauty.
The Speckled PeopleFourth Estate #ad - English is what they use when they hunt him down in the streets and dub him Eichmann, as they bring him to trial and sentence him to death at a mock seaside court. Out of this fear and guilt and often comical cultural entanglements, he tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and turn the twisted logic of what he is told into truth.
English is, after all, what the other children in Dublin speak. It is a journey that ends in liberation, but not before he uncovers the long-buried secrets that lie at the bottom of his parents wardrobe. In one of the finest books to have emerged from ireland in many years, the acclaimed novelist Hugo Hamilton has finally written his own story – a deeply moving memoir about a whole family's homesickness for a country they can call their own.
The Speckled People #ad - . His father, demands his children speak gaelic, while his mother, a sometimes brutal Irish nationalist, a softly spoken German emigrant who has been marked by the Nazi past, speaks to them in German. This is the most gripping book I've read in ages … It is beautifully written, fascinating, disturbing and often very funny.
Roddy doylethe childhood world of Hugo Hamilton, born and brought up in Dublin, is a confused place. He himself wants to speak English.